Muslim community wants to educate the public despite London attack

Claudine Rigal
Juin 20, 2017

The 47-year-old man was arrested for attempted murder after the incident in Finsbury Park early Monday.

Security Minister Ben Wallace said the man was "not known to the authorities in the space of extremism or far-right extremism".

The family of the man held by police over the Finsbury Park attack say they are "massively shocked" and "their hearts go out to the injured".

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said it is "too early to say" if the collision is a terror incident. The van driver tried to escape but people grabbed him.

Witnesses described hearing a van driver, who was detained by members of the public at the scene, shout: "I'm going to kill Muslims".

A man drives his rented SUV into pedestrians at London's Westminster Bridge, killing four people, then stabs a police officer to death before officers shoot and kill him. London police are investigating it as a terrorist incident.

The terror probe led investigators to the Welsh capital Cardiff, where they searched a property said by media to be the home of Darren Osborne.

He told the crowd "an attack on one faith is an attack on us all".

Ten people were injured in the attack, all of them Muslims, with eight requiring hospital treatment.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on her to reverse planned police spending cuts. "I don't think people understand how much these attacks affect all of us".

London Ambulance tweeted: "We have sent a number of resources to an incident in Seven Sisters Road".

(CNN) As the United Kingdom and the world process what happened in London's Finsbury Park, it's important we learn the right lessons. She has also been criticized for her response to a fire in a London tower block last Wednesday which killed at least 79 people.

Police have said hate crimes rose after the London Bridge attack and more officers would be deployed to provide reassurance to mosques.

Individual assaults on Muslims and mosques take place, alas, on a very regular basis - the "Tell MAMA" organization that tracks such attacks reports this with great detail.

The Finsbury Park Mosque was once a notorious hub for radical Islamists but has changed markedly in recent years under new management. In the past decade, the mosque has transformed its image from one associated with radicalization to one that advocates interfaith harmony.

Mamhoud was joined by several other bystanders who formed a protective ring around the suspect until police hustled him into the back of a van, the Evening Standard reported.

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